Never watch the news before you go to bed, after you wake up, or during the day, and you'll live a longer, healthier life. If you don't believe me, give up listening to, watching, and reading the news for one week and see how you feel. And think of all the free time you'll have to enjoy yourself! Don't worry: you'll hear about anything really important from someone in your life.

Why can't we have a good news station telling us about all the good deeds that people do? Occasionally if the kindness shown is really off the chart it does make the news, but only rarely. Think of what it does to our children to be exposed to the horrors of life every day. How will they act, and what will they believe when they get older?

Let me give you a bit of news. God loves you, and so do I. Now spread that news.

Solution of the Day: Try no news for one week. If by accident you hear or observe it, do not discuss it. Take note on how you feel, sleep, and what you accomplish that week.

Bernie S. Siegel in 365 Prescriptions for the Soul